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(US) Italian Madrigal Festival - Scholarly Symposium & Concerts (16-17 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

Location: UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States

"Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Presented by the UMass Amherst College of Humanities & Fine Arts, the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance, The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, and the Five College Early Music Program. This is a weekend conference on ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel : Elpidia - Opera Settecento" (by Claire Seymour, 02 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

"Roll up! A new opera by Handel is to be performed, L’Elpidia overo li rivali generosi. It is based upon a libretto by Apostolo Zeno with music by Leonardo Vinci - excepting a couple of  ...


(DE) DW Article: "Beethoven overtakes Mozart as most popular composer" (by Rick Fulker, 29 March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

From a recent post on the DW (Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster)

"How many of Beethoven's works can you recognize? According to a 170,000-vote survey, the composer is now more popular than his predecessor Mozart - in part, thanks to cinema. ...


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Report: "A Smashing Springtime Success!"

Contributed by admin on Mar 30, 2016

"The 2016 Springtime Soirée was a tremendous success, by all accounts! With a beautiful new venue, sparkling cocktails and a sumptuous meal, fabulous live and silent auctions, and glorious performances by BEMF favorites Amanda Forsythe, Aaron Sheehan, and Jesse Blumberg—a wonderful time was had by all. To top it off, we raised nearly ...


(UK) The Telegraph Article: "Dressing up for Opera at Glyndebourne" (by Hannah Furness, 26 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2016

"For some it is the quintessential scene of the British summertime; for others, proof positive that the world of opera is elitist and out of touch.

But the sight of opera-lovers donning their black tie to picnic on the lawns of Glyndebourne should not worry anyone unduly, according to its chairman, as he offers a spirited defence against snobbery. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.45: Recording 2016" (26 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2016

"... Six years of performing live and recording have passed since the original post and we pause to consider those many dimensions.   In the interim the entire field of making and distributing recordings has been turned on its head, and we revisit the topic with some additional insights and observations from a few different perspectives. ...


(DE) Mollenhauer -- Updates its Website

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2016

News from Mollenhauer that their website has been updated. Mollenhauer is quite an active promoter of the recorder and has a long tradition of recorder building.

"The history of the company name MOLLENHAUER goes back to 1822. It began with an initiative by Johann Andreas Mollenhauer (1798–1871) and has continued through several generations to the present day." ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: " Sondra Radvanovsky: 'Singing bel canto means living like a nun'" (by Seth Colter Walls, 23 March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 25, 2016

"... Already, this season, she has turned in memorable performances – as a singer and as an actor – in Donizetti’s two other, so-called “Tudor Queen” operas (specifically, the title roles in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda). For director David McVicar’s new-production run of Devereux, which opens on Thursday night, she will be completing a single-season programming feat first made famous by Beverly Sills.  ...

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